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Selected Style 2006.5 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $15,245 $16,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $16,405 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $17,555 $19,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $17,605 $19,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,625 $20,400
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 24 34 $15,435 $16,355
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $16,500 $17,650
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 22 30 $17,995 $19,345
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $18,045 $19,395
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 22 30 $18,890 $20,400
4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,435
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,355
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.2 103.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 186.4 197.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 16.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/60HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3142 3306
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4250 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA 99U
Displacement 2.4L/144 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 5800 153 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 1.54
Trans Order Code NA 44N
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 2.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) McPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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